March 16, 2014

Horrifying suspense - the Black Church

The Black ChurchThe Black Church by Toby Tate
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This short story goes back and forth in time: in the distant past where a church was being built and a tragic accident takes place, to the present where a cursed tapestry is ruining the lives of those who possess it. (Not to worry, this is not a spoiler since it begins from the start of the book.)

Tate skillfully maneuvers back and forth in time without jarring the reader. The story flows seamlessly and you come to care about the young man who inherits it after his father's death. Most of the story is told from his point of view. There is a thread of urgency that flows from start to end that kept me reading.

Make no mistake, this is horror, but is not as graphic as some horror. It is more on the level of high suspense. Still, the story is not for the faint at heart.

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